(Mis)Adventures in 3D Printing, Experiment 2: A Toilet Tree Ornament

IF YOU WANT YOUR OWN 2016 TOILET ORNAMENT, LEAVE A COMMENT! IF THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST, I’LL MAKE A BATCH AND SELL THEM ON ETSY OR SOMETHING.

Forget everything I said about Fry’s versus Micro Center in the last video. I take it all back. Micro Center, hands-down, is forever the first place I go for anything computer-related. Fry’s still has lots of great test equipment and components and other stuff like that, though.

For this experiment, I picked what I thought was an interesting and more complex model from Thingiverse–a toilet. I printed it, and played around with finishing it to see what kind of results I could get.

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oh holy jesus yeah all that stuff I said

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about fry’s versus micro center in the

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last video

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yeah screw those guys forget i said it

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forget everything I said about fry’s this place is

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like freaking Christmas man

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so I’ve taken my kapton tape and I have

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just wrapped it around the end of the

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extruder here keep it from getting

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gunky and and starting to dribble over

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the edges and interfering print also

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also changed the color of the filament now

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i’ve got this nice little silvery gray

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PLA filament in there and we’re going to play with that

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a little bit see what happens

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as you can see i have 3d printed a

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little toilet so so that’s not bad

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obviously it’s a little rough i’m going to need to

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sand it i might play a little bit

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with vapor finishing and see what

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happens to it but that’s that so far of course i’ve

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taken all the support you saw print

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with the support materials and i’ve pulled all that off

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now so that makes it a little rough too so that’s where

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we are right now start sanding this

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120 grit and see what it takes off

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so that’s pretty good once-over

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with the 120 grit now i’m gonna go

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over again with the 320 grit and see

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what we do now you can see after a

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couple of passes with some sandpaper we

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smoothed everything out the bumps and

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ridges or kind of a kind of worked out

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now if we apply primer and paint we

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should have a nice nice even finish at

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least that’s the intent

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Hey look Harbor Freight’s having yet another

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sale

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after a bout of painting several coats here

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looks pretty decent not

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completely like factory finish but it’s

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pretty good I could probably sand a

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little bit more touch it up with some

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brush paint and it’ll look pretty

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Skookum but you know that’s that’s it in

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a nutshell

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so that’s experiment number two down

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cool thing about this guy is you see

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this little loop right here this is

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actually set up to be a sort of a

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christmas tree ornament thing so it’s

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only highly appropriate that we finish

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it

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interestingly enough by marking the year

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and it would be so appropriate as you

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know this is such a shit year is to give

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it a toilet ornament

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so there we go we’re just gonna mark it

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on there

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there you have it that’s your 2016

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toilet ornament

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now i’m gonna go out on a limb here and

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say if you want your own toilet ornament

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you don’t want to print it yourself i

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will gladly print one for you i will

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probably throw a link on to something

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like etsy or something like that

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anyway if you want one drop me a comment

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in the doobly-doo and if there are

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enough if there is enough interest out

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there than not i will quickly open a an

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etsy store and get these things a

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printed and painted and sent to you and

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with all my oh my condolences now again

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it wasn’t like completely shitty year

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there are some good things that happened

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overall on the trend it was kind of down

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but there you have it and we’ll see you

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again next time

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like subscribe tell your friends you on

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the motorcycle you two girls and we’ll

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see you next time

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